Sustainability is at the heart of what Swiss Life does. With concrete measures, we want to make our contribution to sustainable development – for the benefit of the people, the society and the environment.

Swiss Life enables people to lead a self-determined life. This includes supporting them in shaping their financial future according to their requirements, including those concerning sustainability.

The sustainability strategy of Swiss Life is an integral part of the new Group-wide programme “Swiss Life 2024”. To this end, the company has set out clear goals for making progress in the area of sustainability and making this measurable and transparent for stakeholder groups.


Sustainability targets up to 2024

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Business behaviour

Reduce CO₂ emissions per FTE by 35% by 2024 and compensate emissions to reach net-zero operations

  • Adjustment of business travel
  • Further improvement of energy efficiency
  • Net-zero operations since 2022 through compensation of all measured, unavoidable CO₂ emissions of own business activities  
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Asset owner & manager

Reduce CO₂ emission intensity for directly owned real estate by 20% by 2030 (compared to 2019)

  • Strong ESG integration: Responsible investment strategy covers around 90% of AuM
  • Maintain strong ESG risk management while seizing opportunitiesand solutions
  • Securities portfolio: Maintain lower carbon intensity than relevant benchmarks  
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Insurance products

Expand offering with sustainability solutions

  • Respond to increasing market demand and expand value-creating offering with sustainable solutions
  • Continue to integrate sustainability criteria in the underwriting process
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Integrate sustainability in the advisory process

  • Adapt advisory processes and tools to meet growing customer sustainability expectations
  • Systematically enhance competencies and integrate new own and 3rd-party sustainability offerings  

Our concrete measures

Business behaviour

Diligence and responsible action form the basis for successful and sustainable business activity, which at Swiss Life is accompanied by a continuous reduction in CO₂ emissions.

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Asset owner & manager

Swiss Life has been systematically integrating environmental and social factors as well as aspects of good corporate governance into its investment process and risk management for several years.

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Insurance & advisory

Swiss Life’s advisory and product strategy combines optimal customer value with profitable and sustainable business behaviour.

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Swiss Life promotes the continuous development of its employees and offers them a working environment in which they can act with personal responsibility.

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Memberships and reports

Swiss Life is a member of various sustainability initiatives. Participating in a conversation via selected networks enables Swiss Life to better understand the requirements and expectations of the company with regard to environmental and social issues.

Operational Ecology

Swiss Life wants to make an active contribution to reducing CO₂ emissions. To this end, it has defined measures to make its own business activities more sustainable.


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